Rotimi Amaechi who is the Minister of Transportation has commanded that the station managers, porters, and ticket officials at Idu and Rigasa rail stations be removed for alleged ticket racketeering at the stations.
Amaechi has gave the command while inspecting the Abuja-Kaduna rail stations on Friday in Abuja, saying that the directive was necessary after receiving complaints from passengers over racketeering of VIP tickets at the stations.
“I am removing the station managers in Idu and Rigasa, the porters and ticket officials will be removed let’s see if it will resolve the complaints of passengers using the rail.
“Some of them have complained on the social media, I believe that if any system fails, it is because the leaders allow it to fail and I will not allow that.
“The money we are spending monthly, is it just for diesel alone? Is it for general maintenance of all the stations and the environment, we will fix the lift within one week to ensure that passengers use it for their luggage,’’ he said.
He said that removing all these officials would put a stop to workers nonchalant attitude toward work and stop ticket racketeering in the stations.